Octreoscan

What is Octreoscan?

An octreotide scan or octreoscan is a type of scintigraphy used to find carcinoid, pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, and to localize sarcoidosis. Octreotide, a drug similar to somatostatin, is radiolabeled with indium-111, and is injected into a vein and travels through the bloodstream. The radioactive octreotide attaches to tumor cells that have receptors for somatostatin. A radiation-measuring device detects the radioactive octreotide, and makes pictures showing where the tumor cells are in the body.

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HISTORY: 53-year-old male. Carcinoid syndrome . Flushing and diarrhea. Elevated serum chromogranin A level. Reportedly normal 24 hour HIAAA....

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Hi,

The answer to your question "I , DON'T HAVE CARCINOID SYNDROME?" is - You do have the CARCINOID SYNDROME,

Lets go through each test and its...

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I am a 41 year old male 168 pounds 5 11.5, non-smoker, and maybe drink socially once a month. I Workout 3 to 4 times a week and i am an avid soccer...

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Brief Answer:
Probability of Carcinoid tumor

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have gone through your query.

It suggests that most probably you are suffering...

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My 11 year old son began having episodes of facial flushing accompanied with a rapid heart rate in September of 2011. His Chromagranin A level is...

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This patient who is diagnosed with Carcinoid Syndrome and was operated for same. His Octreoscan was also positive i suppose. Now since his symptoms...

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